Astronomy Displays





Partial Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017

Partial Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 On August 21, 2017, the Moon passed between the Earth and the Sun. From Scottsdale, the Moon covered about two thirds of the Sun's disk at the maximum of the eclipse.

Transit of Mercury, May 9, 2016

Transit of Mercury, May 9, 2016 Transit of Mercury: The planet Mercury passed directly between the Earth and the Sun this morning. This image is composed of six exposures made at 6:29, 7:07, 7:37, 8:24, 9:12, and 10:51.

Total Lunar Eclipse, April 14 - 15, 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse, April 14 - 15, 2014 The full Moon slipped through the Earth's shadow during the night of April 14 - 15, 2014.

Transit of Venus, June 5, 2012

Transit of Venus, June 5, 2012 On June 5, 2012, the planet Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun. This will not happen again until the year 2117.

Total Lunar Eclipse, August 28, 2007

Total Lunar Eclipse, August 28, 2007 The eclipsed Moon was visible over Goleta early on the morning of August 28, 2007.

Perseid Meteor Shower, August 13, 2007

Perseid Meteor Shower The Perseid Meteor Showerr peaked on Monday, August 13, 2007.

Transit of Mercury, November 8, 2006

Transit of Mercury The planet Mercury passed directly between the Earth and the Sun on Wednesday, November 8, 2006. First contact occurred at 11:12 AM PST. Final contact occurred at 4:10 PM PST.

Perseid Meteor Shower, August 12, 2005

Perseid Meteor Shower Early in the morning on Friday August 12, 2005, I drove to the top of the Santa Ynez Mountains to observe the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Perseid Meteor Shower, August 12, 2004

Perseid Meteor I drove up to the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains above Santa Barbara at 3:00 in the morning on Thursday, August 12, 2004 to photograph the Perseid meteor shower.

The Moon

Total Lunar Eclipse October 27, 2004 Here is a collection of Moon photos and animations, including the total lunar eclipse that occurred on October 27, 2004.







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